Guillaume Thomas

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Guillaume Thomas

Born in 1990 in Bordeaux (France)

As a child, Guillaume THOMAS wanted to be a magician. They told him "magic does not exist," so he armed himself with a still and move camera to prove the vitality of fairies. His research took him on the trail of those entities which he describes as "characters," those freedom-loving beings that express themselves in their multiplicity, their infinite self-recomposition. Trained in photography and video at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts décoratifs in Paris, as well as at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Thomas made his first film, Life Damages the Living, at Le Fresnoy - Studio national in 2021. With the visual and sound installation Ad Astra, he turns to the stars: how to go from fingerprint to starprint?
His second documentary Pinned into a dress, codirected with Gianluca Matarrese, opens the 37th Venice International Film Critics' Week 2022.